After this week's pessimistic economic forecast, it may seem like a poor time to propose a spending increase by the federal government.
But that is exactly what is needed for the U.S. mission in Iraq.
We need to invest more money and more people in Iraq. That much has become apparent over the past few weeks.
This is a mission in which we cannot afford to fail. If we blow it in Iraq, U.S. credibility will be shot over the entire world. If we cave, as many Democrats are urging us to do, and hand over the mission to the United Nations, the world will know that we bit off more than we were willing to chew and will never trust us again. Our moral weakness and lack of commitment will be apparent and our enemies will rejoice.
The Courier (Findlay, Ohio), Aug. 29
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